Beautiful CD release of Bastarda latest album "Nigunim" (Multikulti Project). Designed by Jarosław Pawlicki from PNEUMA Studio. Printed on dark gold decorative paper! To buy directly from publisher check: multikultiproject.bandcamp.com/album/nigunim
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Bastarda takes us on another musical journey, this time delving into Hasidic Nigunim. These mystical Jewish songs, almost always sung without lyrics, originated in the Hasidic revival movement of the 18th century and often drew from local music patterns and traditions. Ecstatic dancing and singing of nigunim was a way for the Hasidim to enter “the chamber of God”. Drawing mainly from the legacy of the Modzitz dynasty, as well as from the collection of Hasidic songs discovered by the musicologist Moshe Bieregowski, Bastarda brings out the beauty of Jewish melodies, filtering them through its unique and mature artistic language. The non-verbal nature of the Hasidic songs allows for free improvisation and a more personal form of expression, while their internal narrative force is just as inspiring. Without the use of words, they tell stories of joy and sorrow, of life lived in its full sensual spectrum, therefore embodying the essence of Hasidism, which always fluctuated between waiting for the end of the world and a joyful, almost ecstatic affirmation of life. The mystical Hasidic compositions create a space in which the musicians move with ease, elegance, understanding and tenderness, creating cutting-edge, outstanding work of great power and beauty.
released February 29, 2020
Paweł Szamburski - clarinet
Tomasz Pokrzywiński - cello
Michał Górczyński - contrabass clarinet
Special guest on „Ledovid” - Choir "Grochów" conducted by Maja Kłoskowska.
Recorded live at the Witold Lutosławski Concert Studio by Ewa Guziołek.
Concert was part of the festival „Muzyka Wiary Muzyka Pokoju”.
Mixed and mastered by Michał Kupicz.
Graphic design and layout by Jarosław Pawlicki.
Published by Multikulti Project
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Paweł Szamburski (b. 1980) clarinettist and composer with close ties to the Lado ABC music scene. He studied ethnography and
musicology at the Warsaw University. Recently Szamburski create such bands as BASTARDA and SzaZa. He performs solo, composes music for film, theatre, silent movies and radio plays.
Brilliant textures and movement at play here. An evolved hybrid of styles, floating between dirtier forms of IDM like Autechre or Jon Hopkins, while harnessing gorgeous digitized washes of melody similar to loscil, shuttle358, or Sven Laux. Lost Tribe Sound
This record right here is the music of light, of angels, of anti-gravitational forces. Such beautiful sounds. As we all agree, 2020 has been a bad year, and when I listen to something like this I cannot stop thinking about how therapeutic beauty can be.
There is no word for this: this is simply a BEAUTIFUL album. Cosmographer